FIFA 23 Career Mode: Best free agents & contract expiry players

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Top FIFA 23 Career Mode managers always have an eye on the signings they want to make. The Transfer Market is full of free agents and contract expiries you can sign, so here are some of the best bargains available.

The countdown to EA Sports FC is well and truly on, with the rebrand right around the corner. Nonetheless, FIFA 23 players are still enjoying everything the game has to offer, from the TOTS promo to new Career Mode saves.

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FIFA 23 Career Mode continues to be a massive draw. The journey of taking a new or existing club from mid-table obscurity to European glory is tough to beat, so it’s no surprise that Career Mode remains a highly popular feature year after year.

The secret to a good Career Mode is making the right signings, but stricter budgets can make it difficult to attract top talent. Luckily, there are plenty of free agents and contract expiry players in FIFA 23 Career Mode that can help you build a winning squad without breaking the bank.

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What are free agents in FIFA 23 Career Mode?

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Signing free agents is a great strategy in FIFA 23.

Free agents are players that have reached the end of their contract with a club and are currently without a team.

These players can be picked up without having to fork over a transfer fee, as there is no club to negotiate with. Instead, you simply have to agree personal terms with the player themselves by haggling over weekly wages and bonuses.

Signing free agents is an effective strategy if you’re managing a lower league team and don’t have the funds to splash big fees on a single player.

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What are contract expiry players in FIFA 23 Career Mode?

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Nabbing contract expiry players early is a recipe for success in FIFA 23.

On the other hand, contract expiry players are those who are still playing for a club but are nearing the end of their current deal.

When approaching stars with less than a year on their contract, managers have two options: they can either wait until January and agree a pre-contract with no transfer fee, or snap them up early at a fraction of their market value.

There are some great bargains to be found on expiring contracts, so be sure to keep an eye on big names running their deals down.

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Best free agents & contract expiry players in FIFA 23 Career Mode

At the beginning of any new FIFA 23 Career Mode, the transfer market mirrors that of the real sport. This means players that are set to become free agents or are entering the last year of their contract in real-life will be doing the same in-game.

With this in mind, we’ve put together the best free agents and contract expiry players you should look at in FIFA 23 Career Mode:


Player NameStatus
Milan BorjanFree agent
Carlos AcevedoFree agent
Ivica IvusicFree agent
Samir HandanovicContract expiry
Kasper SchmeichelContract expiry
David De GeaContract expiry
David SoriaContract expiry
Guillermo OchoaContract expiry


Player NamePositionStatus
Nestor AraujoCBFree agent
Jesus GallardoCBFree agent
Kevin AlvarezCBFree agent
Sergio RamosCBContract expiry
Mats HummelsCBContract expiry
Milan SkriniarCBContract expiry
Chris SmallingCBContract expiry
Stefan de VrijCBContract expiry
Raphael GuerreiroLBContract expiry
Juan CuadradoRBContract expiry


Player NamePositionStatus
Luis ChavezCMFree agent
Alan SonoraCMFree agent
Alexandru CicaldauCMFree agent
Ilkay GundoganCMContract expiry
Sergio BusquetsCDMContract expiry
Youri TielemansCMContract expiry
David SilvaCAMContract expiry
N’Golo KanteCDMContract expiry
Konrad LaimerCDMContract expiry
Daichi KamadaCAMContract expiry
Luka ModricCMContract expiry
Naby KeitaCMContract expiry
Toni KroosCMContract expiry
Dani CeballosCMContract expiry
Adrien RabiotCMContract expiry


Player NamePositionStatus
Diego LainezRMFree agent
Sofiane BoufalCFFree agent
Akram AfifLWFree agent
Lionel MessiRWContract expiry
Edin DzekoSTContract expiry
Karim BenzemaSTContract expiry
Angel Di MariaCFContract expiry
Roberto FirminoCFContract expiry
Marco AsensioRWContract expiry
Marcus ThuramSTContract expiry
Wilfried ZahaLWContract expiry

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